MASTERING THE MOLD | Bachelorarbeit 2018
“Mastering the Mold” is combining digital and analog mold making. The Master Molds are designed in a way that speed up the creation of plaster molds. By digitizing the mold making process it can speed up the production of ceramics, create opportunities to easily outsource ceramic production and to make ceramics open source. Within the project “Mastering the Mold” two products were created, Pot & Box. The Master Molds of Box were CNC milled and create a stackable pattern on the outside.
When Box stands tall it takes the form of a stool, used for sitting although when turned horizontal it takes the form of a planter box and can be stacked, used as a vertical gardening system. The Master Molds of Pot are made with a 3D printer. This modular mold system creates different combinations of objects casted out of the same molds. Pots aesthetic reflect its unique processes.
Prof. Ineke Hans, Prof. Jozef Legrand, Uta Koloczek